Thursday, April 21, 2011

Storm Aftermath

There were 30 severe weather reports across the area as the powerful overnight storms pushed across the area. Most of the damage was caused by straight line winds reaching up to 75mph. There were two confirmed tornadoes in central Indiana. An EF1 tornado touched down in Boone county just west of Thorntown, Indiana. The tornado path was about one half mile in length and 50 yards wide. The second tornado was categorized as an EF2 touching down about 6 miles south of Lafayette, Indiana in Tippecanoe county. EF-1 tornadoes typically have winds of 86-110 mph, while EF-2 tornadoes have winds of 111-135 mph.

Here at home, the strongest wind gust measured was just 49mph. The most interesting development with this storm was the large temperature swing. Most of the day Tuesday was cool with temperatures hovering in the low 40's. By 11pm though, the temperature had sky rocketed to 73F.

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